Turbotrent From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 152 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3036 times:
Indeed, very good idea. Sad thing is that I have an important test on Monday, so I won't be able to come the whole day, but I think I will come to the convention. So if you need a ride from the airport to the convention, you just let me know
Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge.
ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
I'll be paying a visit on Saturday at the convention. Depending the weather and interesting visitors at the airport, my stay will be long or short. Does anybody know the exact hours of the convention ?
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2987 times:
I have really thought about to join you guys there, I searched on some websites for flights but the cheapest same day return fare from DUS to BRU was about 354 Euro (KL via AMS). Too bad that SNBA does not fly from BRU to DUS like Sabena have done it, I am sure that a nonstop flight were way cheaper. Soon I am allowed to fly on ID tix, than it will be no problem to come for a day to BRU!
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2965 times:
Just some info for the spotters: together with Sabena's receiver i am preparing something really nice.
We currently make a selection of the more than 45.000 pictures from the Sabena archives. The result will be published in a book that will appear next month (7 november!). Guys, it's really amazing what i have discovered in these photo albums: from 1923 till 2001 all aircraft, pics of the mechanics, of the VIPS that have flown Sabena, of the airfields, of the check-in, of the kitchens, the cabin crew evolution, the Congo flights with the DC 6, pics of the upper bar in the 747, pics of the royal family, pics from animal transport, pics from special cargo loads, ... You tell it, it's all there.
I think I am allowed to anounce it here because we don't have commercial intentions. It's a volunteer job and part of a project to protect these archives!!!! Hopefully the Belgian government will buy this amazing collection because it's our aviation history!!!
MD-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
The convention will take place from 10.00 till 17.00, entrance is at the price of 2,5 euro, the tables at 15 euro. Food and beverages will be available at low price.
If you want to have more info, the email address of the person in charge is:
Pressclub, what about giving away the book for nothing in honor of all the ex-SN employees iso selling it like you did with your prior book.
Making money is apparently an important stuff for some persons or does it start from good intentions?
What I doubt!
Established02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
> what about giving away the book for nothing in honor of
MD-11er, we are all aware that publishing a book with multi-coloured pictures is an investment that can easily run into several thousands of euros. Therefore, I don't see how you can give away such publication just for free, unless you can find a generous sponsor.
The only way to give all the ex-SN employees (and the public in general) free access to these interesting SN archives is by putting these pictures on the internet (just like Airliners.net is doing).
> Making money is apparently an important stuff for some persons
Money is of course an important issue, although it should indeed be secondary to good intentions.
If you're talking about this new book, Pressclub wrote "...there is no margin on it. So cost price is sell price...". That sounds fair to me (from a customer viewpoint)!
Talking about money. You may get into the convention for 2,5 €. However, you may need another 25€ or even 250€, if you want to put something nice in your shopping cart! These aviation goodies tend to be quite expensive (sigh).
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
Wow, what a nice initiative. I think I'll be able to make it. If I remember correct, I have to go to (another) weddig that day, but I think we're only invited for the evening party, so I just might be able to bother you guys the whole day
I just mailed to email@example.com for a correct address (you know, route-planner and stuff...).
So, this meeting starts at 10AM, right?
Whole cow, how nice...I'm really anxious to see all those pictures... Do you know if it will be available in the normal book stores, or do we have to (pre) order it somewhere? I'm not sure of this (since you stated that cost price= selling price), but if you can get some sort of discount, let me know this time (not that I think the other one was too expensive or so, not at all)
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2898 times:
I thought I was clear: it has nothing to do with making money... We just thought we had to do it to confront people with the problem of the archives, to give all belgian aviation addicts an opportunity to see what Sabena was all about for almost 80 years, ...
So i think we only have 'good' intentions. It's not commercial at all.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3516 posts, RR: 13 Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
I'm also planning to attend that convention, it takes me a half hour to drive there from where I live. I was there last year. Every year, somebody sends me a letter by mail about that convention, his name is Oliver Lamoral. It was in the Airways magazine five or six years ago, that's how I know him, I mean that's how I knew about the airliner convention held every year in Brussels.
I hope to see you all there.
A330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2792 times:
Sabena332 you're welcome any time
The drive from Dusseldorf to Brussels is only two hours.
In case you've never been here or for those who are interested, the quickest way from DUS is the highway that passes by the city of Liege (E40), 3 lanes most of the way, not the highway that goes through part of holland (Maastricht) and the city of Hasselt (A2), 2 lanes. Not to be mistaken you take the highway south of Aachen.
When you reach Brussels, follow the signs to the airport: Zaventem.
When reaching the airport, do not go over the bridge that goes to the terminals. stay right, next to the bridge. Under the bridge is a roundabout. When reaching the roundabout, you turn right.
Then you will be driving on the main road through the town of Zaventem. There will be another roundabout and you will end up going left (follow the main traffic flow), you cross over the railway bridge. It's the first street on your left and the school is immediately to your right.
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2784 times:
Damn, I forgot Sebastian! So also thanks for coming, Sebastian
Thanks for the very usefull route description, A330DAT!
But maybe I have another suggestion: I have to come by train to BRU. This is my suggestion: at what time do we see you there, Patrick and Sebastian? I know you have to get up very quick, but what do you think of being at 8am at Brussels? Than we can do some spotting at the 25L area (or 02 if they use 02). Than you will see Delsey Airlines etc. landing.
At 10 'o clock, Tom will already be at the 25L area (isn't it Tom?), and so we all can proceed to the convention.
I don't know where it exactly is, but with the route description of A330DAT, it will not be a problem. I think, following his description, that I already was there in the neighbourhood, so it will not be a problem.
The drive from Dusseldorf to Brussels is only two hours
Is this based on a normal speed (of let's say 130km/h), or is this based on the speed you and MD-11er go to FRA and DUS? (so let's say 200km/h) ?
I ask this because, if Patrick and Sebastian don't drive as fast as you do in the car, that they will need 3 hours to come to BRU, and so I will have one hour to wait at the airport.
See you all there
25 A330DAT: Ha ha ha Sabena 690 that's a good one. I C you also know MD-11er's driving. No, it's regular driving (220km, kidding) but also it's a Saturday, so the
26 AirOrange: Alas, I cannot come. Have fun! Btw: Next time I need to know these events earlier.
27 Sabena332: Hey guys! Sorry for my late reply but I just woke up because I had a few beers too much yesterday, good that we have a public holiday in Germany today
28 Sabena 690: Hi Patrick, You misunderstood one thing: I will come by train to the airport. But I will be there already at 8 o' clock. I will meet Tom there at 8'o
29 Sabena332: Oh sorry Frederic, I still feel the beers that I drunk yesterday night Everything sounds perfect, we meet us at the airport, went to the convention, l
30 Sabena 690: Hi Patrick, The planns have slightly changed, but it will make no difference for you. Tom can't come to BRU saturday He has an important test of maths
31 Sabena332: Hi Frederic! Too bad that Tom can not join us on the meeting but you are correct, a test of maths is more important. We will arrive with Sebastian`s c
32 Sabena 690: Hi Patrick, Parking is prohibited there (unless you have to drop passengers there), I will try to go to your car before you park (Police can do very d
33 Sabena332: Hey Frederic, if parking is prohibited there we make some tours around the roundabout until you see us. See you tomorrow Patrick
34 Sabena 690: Hi guys, I will be at the 25L area (or 02 if they use this runway) already from 8 'o clock. So if there are others who want to get up very quick, feel
35 Sabena332: That is perfect Frederic, we will watch out for the red Alfa and you guys for the silver Cordoba with a German license plate. Patrick
36 Apuneger: Hi guys, me again. A VG Airlines will arrive at about 12h35 STA? Cewl, I want to catch one of these on my new digital before they go out of business (
37 A330DAT: Apuneger - A 110mm for the touchdown zone may not be enough but if you go to the water tower at the end of the runway, you could get a little closer.
38 Apuneger: A330DAT: I think you may have misunderstood me: ~110mm (75mm x 1,6) is my MINIMUM, since I only have a 75-300mm at this moment (my 28-200mm hasn't arr
39 Sabena 690: Hi guys, Ivan: 110mm is not enough! You will need certainly 200mm if you want a side shot. If you want a shot like this: View Large View MediumPhoto &
40 Sabena332: Can someone tell me more about the spotting location where we will go after the convention? Is it an observation deck or is it before/behind a runway?
41 Sabena 690: Hi Patrick: Here are some pictures of the famous spots were we will be: Regards, Frederic